Pelham Public Pool

The Pelham Public Pool is seasonal and now closed for the season. Looking forward to seeing you back in 2023!
Marlene Stewart Streit Park - 55 Park Lane, Fonthill ON, L0S1E0

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons run Monday-Friday in two week sessions throughout July and August. Please see below for session dates, as well as the lesson levels and times available. Registration opens to Pelham Residents on April 3, 2023, and to those outside of Pelham on April 17, 2023. If a swimming lesson level or time is full, but you are interested, please  register to the waitlist and if there is a cancellation or an opportunity to offer additional classes, those on the waitlist will be contacted on a first come first serve basis.

LessonsDates
Session 1July 3-14
Session 2July 17-28
Session 3July 31- August 11
Session 4August 14-25

 *The Pelham Pool is not responsible for rescheduling or refunding swimming lessons due to weather or unexpected closures. In the event of inclement weather, and you would like confirmation if lessons will resume, please call the pool at 905-892-9696.

Parent & Tot

Parents spend quality time with their child while having fun learning and socializing with others. Through structured in-water interaction between parent and child, this program stresses the importance of play in developing water-positive attitudes and skills.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 10:00-1:30am

Session 2- 10:00-10:30am

Session 3- 10:00-10:30am

Session 4- 10:00-10:30am

 Preschool 1

Description: The preschoolers will have fun learning to get in and out of the water. The instructor will help them jump into shallow water. They'll try floats and glides on their front and back and try wearing a PFD. They'll learn to get their face wet and blow bubbles underwater.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 10:30-11:30am & 9:30-10:00am

Session 2- 10:30-11:30am & 9:30-10:00am

Session 3- 10:30-11:30am & 9:30-10:00am

Session 4- 10:30-11:30am & 9:30-10:00am

 Preschool 2

Description: The preschoolers will learn to jump into chest deep water by themselves, and get in and out wearing a PFD. They'll submerge and exhale underwater. With a buoyant aid, they'll glide on their front and back.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 9:15-9:45am & 11:00-11:30am

Session 2- 9:15-9:45am & 11:00-11:30am

Session 3- 9:15-9:45am & 11:00-11:30am

Session 4- 9:15-9:45am & 11:00-11:30am

 Preschool 3

Description: The youngsters will try jumping and doing side rolls into deep water wearing a PFD. They'll recover objects from the bottom in waist deep water. They'll work on kicking and gliding through the water on their front and back.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 10:00-10:30am & 11:30am- 12:00pm

Session 2- 10:00-10:30am & 11:30am- 12:00pm

Session 3- 10:00-10:30am & 11:30am- 12:00pm

Session 4- 10:00-10:30am & 11:30am- 12:00pm

 Preschool 4/5
Description: Preschool 4: Advanced preschoolers will learn to do solo jumps into deeper water and get out by themselves. They'll do side roll entries and open their eyes underwater. They'll master short (3-5m) swims on their front and gliding and kicking on their side.
 
Preschool 5: These youngsters get more adventuresome with forward roll entries wearing a PFD, and holding their breath underwater for up to 10 seconds. They'll work on longer front and back crawl swims, interval training, and get a giggle out of whip kick.

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 10:30-11:00am

Session 2- 10:30-11:00am

Session 3- 10:30-11:00am

Session 4- 10:30-11:00am

 Swimmer 1

Description: These beginners will be comfortable jumping into water with and without a PFD. They'll learn to open their eyes, exhale underwater, and hold their breath. They'll work on floats, glides, and moving through the water on their front and back.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 8:30-9:00am, 10:30-11:00am & 11:00-11:30am

Session 2- 8:30-9:00am, 10:30-11:00am & 11:00-11:30am

Session 3- 8:30-9:00am, 10:30-11:00am & 11:00-11:30am

Session 4- 8:30-9:00am, 10:30-11:00am & 11:00-11:30am

 Swimmer 2

Description: These advanced beginners will jump into deeper water and learn to be comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a PFD. They'll be able to support themselves at the surface without an aid, learn whip kick, swim 10-15m on their front and back, and be introduced to flutter kick interval training.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 9:00-9:30am, 10:00-10:30am & 11:30am-12:00pm

Session 2- 8:30-9:00am, 9:00-9:30am, 10:00-10:30am & 11:30am-12:00pm

Session 3- 9:00-9:30am, 10:00-10:30am & 11:30am-12:00pm

Session 4- 9:00-9:30am, 10:00-10:30am & 11:30am-12:00pm

 Swimmer 3

Description: These junior swimmers will dive and do in-water front somersaults. Their new bag of tricks includes handstands and completion of the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard. They'll work on 10-15m of front crawl, back crawl, and whip kick. Flutter kick interval training increases to 4 x 25m.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 8:30-9:15am, 9:15-10:00am & 11:00-11:45am

Session 2- 8:30-9:15am, 9:15-10:00am & 11:00-11:45am

Session 3- 8:30-9:15am, 9:15-10:00am & 11:00-11:45am

Session 4- 8:30-9:15am, 9:15-10:00am & 11:00-11:45am

 Swimmer 4

Description: These intermediate swimmers will swim 5m underwater and lengths of front crawl, back crawl, whip kick, and breaststroke arms with breathing. They'll cap it off with front crawl sprints over 25m and 4x25m front crawl or back crawl intervals.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 8:30-9:15am, 9:30-10:15am & 10:30-11:15am

Session 2- 8:30-9:15am, 9:30-10:15am & 10:30-11:15am

Session 3- 8:30-9:15am, 9:30-10:15am & 10:30-11:15am

Session 4- 8:30-9:15am, 9:30-10:15am & 10:30-11:15am

 Swimmer 5

Description: These swimmers will master shallow dive entries, cannonball entries, eggbeater kicks, and in-water backwards somersaults. Surface dives will take them down to underwater swims. They'll refine their front crawl and back crawl over 50m swims of each and breaststroke over 10-15m. Then they'll pick up the pace in 25m sprints and two interval training bouts: 4x50m front or back crawl and 4x10-15m breaststroke.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 8:30-9:15am & 10:30-11:15am

Session 2- 8:30-9:15am & 10:30-11:15am

Session 3- 8:30-9:15am & 10:30-11:15am

Session 4- 8:30-9:15am & 10:30-11:15am

Swimmer 6

Description: These advanced swimmers will rise to the challenge of sophisticated aquatic skills including stride jumps, compact jump entries, and lifesaving kick-like eggbeater, and scissor kick. They'll develop strength and power in head-up breaststroke sprints over 25m. They'll easily swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke, and complain about the 300m workout.

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 8:30-9:15am & 11:15-12:00pm

Session 2- 8:30-9:15am & 11:15-12:00pm

Session 3- 8:30-9:15am & 11:15-12:00pm

Session 4- 8:30-9:15am & 11:15-12:00pm

Swim Patrol (Swimmer 7/8/9)
Description: Swimmer 7/8/9 - Rookie, Ranger and Star Patrol
 
Content is organized into three categories - water proficiency, first aid, and rescue. Swim Patrols develop swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on Water Smart behaviour. Skill drills enhance capability in the water, good physical conditioning, and lifesaving judgement.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 9:30-10:30am

Session 2- 9:30-10:30am

Session 3- 9:30-10:30am

Session 4- 9:30-10:30am

Bronze Star
Description: Participants develop problem solving skills and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard.
 
Please note: an endurance test of 400 metres or 16 lengths timed swim must be completed prior to the end of the course in order for the candidate to be successful.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 11:30am-12:30pm

Session 2- 11:30am-12:30pm

Session 3- 11:30am-12:30pm

Session 4- 11:30am-12:30pm

Bronze Medallion
Description: Includes Emergency First Aid and CPR "B" training.
 
Requirements to register: must be 13 years of age by exam date or have successfully complete the Bronze Star Award. Proof of prerequisites will be required at the first class. Class teaches an understanding of lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education - judgement, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, defence methods, and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types.
 
Please note: an endurance test of 500 metres or 20 lengths timed swim must be completed prior to the end of the course in order for the candidate to be successful.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 10:00am-1:00pm

Session 2- 10:00am-1:00pm

Session 3- 10:00am-1:00pm

Session 4- 10:00am-1:00pm

Bronze Cross
Description: Requirements to register: must have Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid. Proof of prerequisites will be required at the first class. Designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities.
 
Please note: an endurance test of 600 metres or 24 lengths timed swim must be completed prior to the end of the course in order for the candidate to be successful. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for NLS.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times:

Session 1- 10:00am-1:00pm

Session 2- 10:00am-1:00pm

Session 3- 10:00am-1:00pm

Session 4- 10:00am-1:00pm

Semi-private Lessons
Description: Semi private swimming lessons are for 2 swimmers.
 
 
It is responsibility of the participant to find their own partner and each participants will need to register individually and pay the registration fee. The participants involved in semi-private swimming lessons must not be any more than 3 levels apart. If a participant is in Rookie (Swimmer 7), Ranger (Swimmer 8) or Star Patrol (Swimmer 9), we would not be able to accommodate this participant in private or semi-private lessons.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times: Semi private 1/2 hour lessons are available from 8:00am to 1:00pm and 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Staff will contact parents/guardian to determine time and instructor for semi private lessons.

 

Private Lessons
Description: Private 1/2 hour swimming lessons are available for 1 swimmer.
 

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times: Lessons are available from 8:00am - 1:00pm and from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Staff will contact parents/guardian to determine time and instructor for private lessons.

Swim Team 

Registration is now open for the 2022 Pelham Penguins Swim Team! As part of the Niagara Summer Swim League, out-of-town swim meets take place on Saturday mornings throughout the summer, across the Region. Competing in the meets is optional, however if the participant wants to swim in the Regional Meet at the end of the summer, they must participate in at least one meet throughout the season.

 

Cost: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Dates and Times: Practices will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 4-5pm weekly from June 28-August 11, with swim meets taking place on Saturday mornings throughout the summer.

Swim Membership

Membership at the Pelham Community Pool entitles each member to free admission during public swim times. This membership does not include lessons, lane swims or other Aquatic Programs.

 

Individual Memberships: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Family Memberships: Dependent on 2023 Council Approved Fees and Charges

Aqua Zumba

Dates, times and fees to be announced closer to the opening date. No registration required.

 

Aquatics program forms and flyers

Pelham Splash Pads

Centennial Park - 999 Church Street, Fenwick - Now Open!
Closest cross streets: Church Street and Foss Road

Marlene Stewart Streit Park - 55 Park Lane, Fonthill - Under Construction
Closest cross street: Pelham Street and Pinecrest Crescent

Please note that there is no Lifeguard present at the splash pads. In the event of an emergency call 911.

Open Daily: 9:00 a.m. to Dusk. Victoria Day Weekend through to Labour Day.

 Splash Pad Rules
  •  Do not use the Splash Pad if you are experiencing any of the following:
    • open sore
    • rash
    • nausea
    • diarrhea
    • vomiting
  • All youth must be actively supervised by a parent/guardian.
  • Participants must be attired for their age and continence ability to prevent fouling. Swim diapers are recommended for those who are unable to manage continence.
  • Food and glass containers are not permitted.
  • No climbing on Splash Pad features.
  • No pets or bicycles are allowed on the Splash Pad.
  • Do not pollute in any manner, the water, surface, or the immediate area surrounding the Splash Pad.
  • Be weather aware. The Splash Pad must be vacated at the sound of thunder. 

The Splash Pad may be closed at any time due to weather, maintenance, or other operational concerns. The water for the Splash Pad is supplied directly from the municipal water supply system, however, is not intended for drinking. The water is not recirculated.

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